Juve director: Inter chief had agreed Guarin deal by SMS

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Juventus director Beppe Marotta has hit out at Inter for cancelling the transfer of Fredy Guarin after Erik Thohir had agreed by text message.

Relations between Inter and Juventus are frosty after a part exchange deal involving Fredy Guarin and Mirko Vucinic was cancelled at the last minute.

Inter had agreed to sell Colombian international midfielder Guarin to Juventus with Vucinic and a cash sum going in the other direction.

But at the very last minute, Inter president Erik Thohir pulled the plug on the deal, claiming his aides advised him against it.

The situation has left Guarin and Vucinic in limbo with both players having already said their goodbyes to teammates.

And Juventus director Beppe Marotta who fought the Bianconeri's corner in negotiations is livid at the way Inter behaved.

"It's the first time in 30 years I've ever been involved in a situation like this," he said in a press conference.

"There was great discomfort for both Guarin and Vucinic. We had even agreed contract terms with the Colombian.

"The two professionals were mistreated - the deal was done and Thohir had given his agreement by text.

"At the moment I don't have any intention of doing any further deals with Inter. We want an explanation for what happened." 

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